French pop/jazz chanteuse Zaz's self-titled debut will finally be released in the U.S. via Sony later this summer. Zaz, whose real name is Isabelle Geffroy, bears such a striking vocal resemblance to Edith Piaf that it's uncanny. The poor kid must be sick of the comparisons, but what else can I say here? This little... Continue Reading →

Mario Grigorov: Paris to Cuba

Paris to Cuba is the new release from Oscar winning composer Mario Grigorov. As the album's title suggests, these rhythmic instrumentals and chanteuse vocal numbers blend energetic Cuban instrumentation with romantic elements of classic French music. Latin guitar rhythms are burnished with robust but unobtrusive trumpet in the instrumental opener "Cuban Soil, Cuban Sun". Singer... Continue Reading →

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